Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Within a half hour of departing Big Sand in the Turks and Caicos on our way to Luperon in the Dominican Republic, this awesome creature breached directly in front of First Edition, about 60 feet away. It was scary and wonderful.
We had seen whales before in the South Pacific during a charter we took to celebrate Lynn, Vickie, and the Prince of Tonga’s 50th birthdays. We even swam with them in the wild. We were younger, and nuts.
For some reason (perhaps a failed memory) today’s experience was more incredible. Maybe it was because it was on our own boat. Maybe it was because the thing was sooo close.
I am thankful for this opportunity, and the wonderful shots Peter managed to get. I am happy my friend Christine got to see the whales. I wish it had breached for her as it did for us.